ERIC Number: ED407571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
A Call for Leadership in Providing Student Services.
Dare, Donna E.; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn
Office of Student Services' Brief, v8 n2 Mar 1997
Although it is vital to provide services to students, service providers in school districts usually work in isolation and may overlap or duplicate services. Educational institutions need to provide a wide range of student services, delivered in a comprehensive and coordinated system, led by student services coordinators (SSCs) who can serve as catalysts for effective delivery. Because of the unique and vital functions they perform, SSCs need specific leadership qualities, such as the following: abilities to articulate a vision, to listen to and understand others, to empower others through recognition and acceptance, and to take advantage of diversity. SSCs may function as designers; teachers, trainers, consultants, and coaches; and stewards. Activities that SSCs must carry out include the following: (1) find effective means of delivering services and managing student information; (2) administer integrated tracking systems for student records; (3) continuously monitor the program to evaluate and improve the delivery of student services; and (4) guide, assist, and monitor student services teams. Student service coordinators can play a vital role in leading other school personnel in the implementation of services that will enable students to succeed in school. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
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